4801 Golf St Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Harding Middle School serves 706 students in grades 6-8.
Harding Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 706 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Harding Middle School's student population of 706 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
706 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Harding Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Harding Middle School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#528 out of 1227 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
12%
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Black
11%
7%
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White
68%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3   2/21/2019
I personally like it at Harding but the people are a little crazy. There are some people who will just play on their phones in class and no one will do anything about it. There are also people who wear crop tops and saggy pants and the teachers don''t care either. I like the school, but not the people.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Ava
2   5/17/2016
Annual Chargers'' of the Roundtable Honor Society is actually a Teachers'' Choice Award Ceremony where each team of teachers pick their favorite students who are not necessary honor roll students. As a result, Straight A students are typically excluded from this "honor society", which is the school's sole honor society. Thus, students who consistently worked very hard in all subjects are bypassed for mediocre students who may have focused all of their attention on one class. It's inappropriate for Harding School to classify it as an honor society when it's actually a Teacher's Favorite Student award. So you could have C average students inducted into this society at the exclusion of straight A students.
- Posted by Parent - shall
5   11/5/2014
I'm a grandma of a student who is very active in everything. This school is great along with all the others here. We moved her from a small school that has nothing so this is new experience. Only thing is how do we find how to get to the gym from handicap parking lot?
- Posted by Teacher - netti

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 706 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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